Strikers and Scorchers make WBBL statements

HISTORY repeated itself in yesterday’s WBBL09 as Adelaide and Perth each picked up handy wins alongside some big performances from top-end talents.

Strikers repeat history in Grand Final rematch

In the first Grand Final rematch of season nine, it was a case of history repeating itself as the Adelaide Strikers made a statement with a five wicket win over the Sydney Sixers.

The Sixers made 6/111 from their 20 overs batting first, before the Strikers made the target with just under three overs left.

The visitors got off to a bit of a shaky start to their batting innings, and never really recovered from there. Their biggest partnership was 30 runs, and that did not come until the sixth wicket.

One half of that partnership was Maitlin Brown, who went on to top score for the entire innings with 32 not out.

Meanwhile for the Strikers Anesu Mushangwe and Amanda-Jade Wellington topped the bowling tally with two wickets each.

The Strikers got off to an even worse start than the Sixers had, but once Katie Mack and Tahlia McGrath got going and put on a 77 run second wicket partnership, things were certainly back on track and that partnership proved vital to the Strikers getting the win.

Perth make it two on the trot

The Perth Scorchers have picked up their fourth win with a six wicket win over the Melbourne Renegades.

Batting first, the Renegades made a normally very competitive 6/171 from their 20 overs. After an awful start, a 76 run third wicket partnership got things going for the visitors, which ultimately propelled them to their final score.

Harmanpreet Kaur and Georgia Wareham led the way for the Renegades with the bat, making 52 not out and 44 respectively.

The Scorchers shared around wicket taking duties, with Alana King, Chloe Ainsworth, Amy Edgar and Taneale Peschel each picking up a wicket. Sophie Devine was also responsible for two run outs.

After a very shaky start of their own in the chase, the Scorchers really got going with a 105 run third wicket partnership between Beth Mooney and Devine. This partnership proved to be the decisive one, helping the Scorchers reach the target in the 18th over. Mooney ended up making 59 not out while Devine made 52.

Sarah Coyte was the pick of the Renegades bowlers with two wickets to her name.

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